Let’s keep Connected
May 23, 2018
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Hi there,

As some of you may know, there are new EU regulations coming into play on May 25th that change the way businesses process your data. That means that we need your permission to stay in touch with you.

UPDATE MY SETTINGS

We'd love to keep you up-to-date with the latest goings on at Opus Matrix HQ, including:

  • New members matching your skill search preferences
  • Offers and discounts from Opus Matrix and members
  • Promotional opportunities to a large website audience and social media channels
  • Blog posts about working from home, women in business and business startups.
  • Case studies and success stories from some of our amazing #OMmembers
  • Skillsharing opportunities to collaborate on projects
  • Events and workshops we'll either be at or hosting that you can attend

So to keep 'em coming, all you need to do is click 'Update My Settings' above. If we don't hear from you by May 25th we will no longer be able to send you any updates, which would be #sadtimes. Of course, you can always unsubscribe any time in the future too.

If you would like to see how we process your data, you can read our privacy policy here.

Best,

The OM Team

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New Year, New Opportunities
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The New Year creates the chance to reflect over the last year. With the start of the New Year, it's the time to review 2017. Did you accomplish your goals for 2017? What changes did the last year bring you and your business? And of course, what do you hope to achieve in 2018?

Each year, we all set New Year resolutions. Whether your resolutions are personal or professional, we have some tips for helping you reach your goals.

 

Three Tips for Keeping Your New Year Resolutions

  • Set realistic and manageable resolutions
  • Break your resolutions into smaller weekly goals
  • Stay motivated by measuring and celebrating your progress

 

Recent Blogs

 

For a more in-depth read, check out our recent blog post on New Year Resolutions. The New Year is also a fantastic time for trying new things and our blog Discover Hidden Talents by Trying New Things may just provide the motivation you need.

Remember, Opus Matrix can help you achieve your resolutions. Whether it's networking to find the perfect job, connecting with your next business partner, or opening new opportunities, we're the perfect platform for achieving big things. Read more about it with our blog Achieve Big Things With Opus Matrix: The Ideal Platform for Collaborating.

 

Hall of Fame

 

Here’s our Hall of Fame at the moment. As you know, our recent competition is coming to an end and there are only 2 weeks left before we announce our new winner. Click here to get started sharing your posts.

At the end of January, we will announce our winners. For our current competition we are offering a £50 prize for the best fully completed profile and £50 for the most active user of the site. The winners will receive the prize as an Amazon voucher. Good Luck!

Position Name Points
1 Toni Charles 350.00
2 Tonia Hall 210.00
3 Jane Quinn 190.00
4 Anita Oleksy 174.00
5 Novelette Ellis 132.00

 

 

Happy January!

The OM Team

 

5 ways to use the Opus Matrix Network
December 23, 2017
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5 ways to use our network

So you've officially joined Opus Matrix. You may now be wondering how you go about getting the most out of the network. While there are many ways to use the network, we'll discuss five of the most common.

Create a Profile

 

A profile is essential to your engagement with Opus Matrix. It tells other members on the network about you including what skills you can offer to a project.

You should think of your profile like a CV or LinkedIn page. It provides useful information that helps others to make quick judgments about you. That's why it's essential to have a complete profile and yes this includes a professional profile picture.

 

Write A Blog

 

Our blog page provides a useful platform for members to think about subjects as well as demonstrate their skills. Blogs can be written on everything from general topics like the importance of sleep to more industry-specific.

Writing a blog is one great way to boost your engagement score as well as connect with like-minded people. Who knows your next business partner may just comment on your blog!

 

Sell Products in A Shop

 

We offer a platform, where members can sell their goods or services in ready-made shop windows. As an extra bonus, we allow members to sell their goods or services commission free.

Each member receives an activated shop within their profile, which means that both business and non-business members can sell products or unwanted gifts.

 

Connect With Your Target Audience

 

Opus Matrix helps you to connect with your target audience through our groups and project pages. This ensures that your product or service is always delivered to the right people.

With over 6 million annual users, your guaranteed to reach the right audience to boost your business.

 

Reach A Large Audience via OM's Social Media

 

Social media is a powerful marketing tool as it allows you to reach a very large audience. OM has an extensive social media network, which includes 1000s of like-minded people.

Engaging with these people can help you to develop your ideas and business. These conversations may easily lead to collaboration and even partnerships.

 

The OM Team

Baby it’s Cold Outside! Do your networking online
December 16, 2017
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Christmas is just days away and the cold winter is setting in. December can be a difficult month for job searching as everyone is caught up in the holiday chaos and yearly budgets are reaching their end.

Opus Matrix can help you build connections with people. It helps you to create skill-sharing opportunities with similar individuals as well as businesses. In short, it can be a great way to extend your network and help you get one step closer to your professional goals.

 

Tip: Try the Saved Search Function

Plus, finding the right people just got even easier with the saved search function. The saved search function saves your previous searches and sends you alerts when we find someone that matches your criteria joins the network.

To start using the saved search function, simply complete the skillshare form. You'll automatically see a list of members that match your criteria and will then receive an e-mail alert for any new members.

 

Check Out Our Competition

Don't forget to check out our most recent competition. Two £50 Amazon vouchers are up for grabs. One voucher will be rewarded to the best fully completed profile, while the other voucher will be rewarded to the most active user. Winners will be announced in January.

Tip: You receive extra points for posting new blog articles

Hall of Fame

Kickstart your profile now and post your first blog – Click here to get started

Recent Blogs

Check out some of our most recent member blogs:

1) The Importance of Managing Time Effectively: Setting Realistic Timescales and Other Tips

2) Budgeting for Christmas: how to be creative and save money by making gifts

3) How to Optimize Your Daily Schedule for Maximum Impact

 

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year!

The OM Team

How to exchange your skills or services and gain points
September 4, 2017
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points balance

Opus Matrix is a wealth of talent with lots of our members offering a great range of skills and services. We recognised that other sites would pigeon-hole people to their particular field and so wanted to offer a membership site with an opportunity for our users to wear their many hats. If you are a girl in a corporate world with a creative spark and micro business, Opus Matrix is a great place to hang out. Likewise, if you are an entrepreneur and perhaps been running your company for a while now, the site is a good place to bounce ideas around for your next venture.

You may have your own blog or images you share with your own audiences and we’d love to see them too. In fact, if you post regular updates and be active on the site, you’ll find the points total on your profile increases.

This is because we want to reward our most prolific users and keep you active on the site. The more people who join, the wider our network becomes and the more opportunities arise for everyone.

 

Points win Prizes

As the points stack up, you can use them to your advantage to buy services from others or exchange for other interests.

We also run regular competitions and we are due to the announce the next winner of an Amazon voucher for £100 on 1st October. The person with the highest number of points at the end of the month will win. Read more here.

 

The Secure Handshake

We encourage our members to barter skills or services and you could too. For example, if you find someone you would like to work with, offer to exchange a certain number of points. This way no money changes hands but an investment can be made on both sides to work together on a project. Opus Matrix is the holding account for the points and when both parties are satisfied that work is complete, the points are released back into your accounts. Read more here.

Give us a shout @opusmatrix if you need anything.

The OM Team

Not Everyone Was Meant To Be an Entrepreneur
entrepreneur

In a world where everyone seems to be striving to popularity and success, sometimes it can be difficult to feel as being able to fit in the strict norms and expectations set by the competitive society we live in.

There are an incredible amount of ambitious individuals around us who have astonishing business plans and who aim at turning themselves into the next Richard Branson or Steve Jobs in their field of expertise.

The truth, however, is that luckily for the majority of people out there, not everyone has a specific plan and especially not everyone wants to become an entrepreneur. This does not mean that whoever does not wish to become a business owner, a magnate or even a freelancer is a poor soul, because there are plenty of talented, intelligent and brilliant professionals who are happy with their own career path and who have ambitious goals.

The crucial thing that needs to be understood, by who is not an entrepreneur and by who, for some reason, might feel guilty and have a low self-esteem because of this, is that being an entrepreneur is not mandatory in order to have a rewarding professional life. This means that the word entrepreneur is not a synonym of success and happiness. One person can be extremely successful and end up having an astonishing career without necessarily being an entrepreneur.

There are thousands and thousands of smart individuals on this planet who feel completely satisfied and honoured about their careers and who already have the job of their dreams, the type of job that they have always worked hard to conquer. Plenty of dependent workers are proud of their own achievements and have different plans for their future, so please keep in mind that not everyone has the same goal when it comes to career choices and that the winning options available to each of us are countless.

Not being an entrepreneur does not mean to be less creative, less ambitious or less resourceful than an entrepreneur, simply because not everyone wants the same things. It is for this reason that joining such a vibrant online community as Opus Matrix can really make a difference in your professional life, since you will have the chance to virtually meet an outstanding number of fascinating users, from all over the globe, each with different jobs, career goals and dreams.

Opus Matrix is the online space where you can enhance your professional skills, find new job opportunities, showcase your professional accomplishments, make your CV public and engage with employers as well with other bright individuals as you. Building up a career is about creating a solid network of professional connections and Opus Matrix is here to help you accomplish that.

The OM Team

 

Join Us and Display Your Skills
November 4, 2016
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skills

Starting off a new career can be complicated at the beginning, especially for who doesn’t have loads of work experience, as university students or people who have recently changed their fields of work.

The biggest struggle in these types of situations is to find a suitable job to personal skills and tastes. Finding the right job can represent a serious challenge for whoever is new to a particular field and is looking for building up an exciting new career.

This is why signing up to a progressive social media platform as Opus Matrix, which is entirely designed to suit all sorts of professionals’ needs, can be an optimal choice for someone who is looking for a captivating job. There is no mystery around the fact that it is crucially important to create strong professional connections in order to be able to open up compelling job opportunities and meet fascinating experts from different fields. Opus Matrix can help you achieving all of this very easily and fairly quickly too, by simply joining its vibrant online community.

Opus Matrix allows anyone to sign up for free and become part of a compelling global community of ambitious professionals. By creating your own profile (similarly to any other social media profile) you can showcase your skills, make your CV public to recruiters and to any users, which would strongly help you find the kind of job you have always wanted. In addition to this, this unique platform enables you to discover new job opportunities offered by OM members, interact with thousands of worldwide users and explore special networking activities as partnerships and crowdfunding groups.

There are many other useful projects and groups you can be part of and all of them will make your name more well-known in your industry and allow you to grow professionally. Platforms as LinkedIn are extremely popular around the world among professionals but they are too over crowded to be actually effective for someone with little work experience. If you are looking to build up a new career and to start networking effectively, it would be highly recommendable to begin from a medium-sized community as OM where you can easily interact with other professionals and find a suitable job without wasting all the time and energies that a bigger and wildly more popular platform would require.

So what are you waiting for? Join Opus Matrix today and enjoy all the incredible opportunities it can offer you to make you become a successful business person!

Good luck,

The OM Team

 

How does your business translate across the networks?
translate

If you are a business owner or venturing into promoting your sideline project then it’s important to focus on who your target audience is. This could involve researching into their interests, their location and most importantly what type of messaging they respond or engage with. Your product could be very niche or appeal worldwide but your message about the product will need to be delivered in different ways across each of the social networks and on popular websites.

We have recently introduced a language translation feature on our site so members can choose their preferred language to read the information in. Simply look out for this in the sidebar:

translator

 

 

 

We entrepreneurs are always looking for new customers and language doesn't have to be a barrier! 

This is great for Opus Matrix, as we want the site to be accessible to people all over the world who are looking for opportunities to collaborate but don’t want language to be a barrier. Please invite your friends from other countries by sending them a link to the homepage.

profileWe would like to welcome our new members and highlight the benefits of using the site this month. From your profile page, you can do most things like add blogs, projects, offers or products. Please let us know if you require any help with getting started. Most importantly, it’s best to focus on firstly getting your profile fully completed with photo and your latest status update.

Secure handshake

Don’t forget you can take advantage of our ‘Secure handshake’ service. Simply make arrangements with another member to skillshare and exchange services for free then you can use this form to create a 'Secure Handshake'. Find out more.

The OM Team

P.S. If you have any queries about your membership, profile or our special offers, please contact [email protected]